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Resources – Caring for Patients Experiencing Incarceration

Patients who are incarcerated in King County's jails are a mission population at Harborview Medical Center. Have you taken care of patients who are incarcerated at King County Jail (KCJ) or who are in police custody? Have you experienced challenges caring for these patients? You are not alone! The vast majority of trainees at UW take care … Continue reading Resources – Caring for Patients Experiencing Incarceration

Bargaining Summary – Session #9 (05/11/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the ninth (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles discussed: Article 3, Childcare: UW proposed increasing the childcare fund by another $10,000, for a total of $70,000/year.  Article 4, Disciplinary Action and Just Cause: UW proposed adding that a focus of concern remediation period will be three months (typically).  Article … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #9 (05/11/22)

Bargaining Summary – Session #8 (05/04/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the eighth (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles discussed: Article 1, Definitions: RFPU agreed to keep language that defines a resident or fellow as “accredited by the ACGME” and add “dental” to the definition.  Article 3, Childcare: RFPU provided an updated proposal that UW Children’s Centers application fees will … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #8 (05/04/22)

Join the ’22-23 RFPU-NW Board!

Executive and General Board Applications Due by April 29th!Nominations Open: April 8th - 29th (Apply Here!)Election: May 1st - 8thAll Board Positions are expected to contribute 4+ hours each month (which includes the monthly board meeting). Incoming residents & fellows are welcome to apply! Vice President Role: Responsible for assisting with general operations for RFPU-NW as needed, including managing the board. … Continue reading Join the ’22-23 RFPU-NW Board!

Bargaining Summary – Session #7 (04/06/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the seventh (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles discussed: Article 5, Dues-Deduction & RFPU-NW Membership: Compromise was made by both parties that UW will provide your union with a list of all known personal emails for incoming bargaining unit members by April 15th (currently May 1st).  Article 6, Fringe … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #7 (04/06/22)

Bargaining Summary – Session #6 (03/23/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the sixth (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles discussed: Article 3, Childcare: UW proposed adding an additional $10,000/year to the Childcare Fund, for a total of $60,000/year. RFPU-NW estimates there are about 240 resident families at UW each year. UW also proposed adding multiple links to resources. As a … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #6 (03/23/22)